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Learn how a surgeon is optimizing clinical outcomes and saving costs with NPWT

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Treating your NPWT patients efficiently AND saving costs sounds too good to be true, however Dr. Charles K Lee1 and his team2 share their experience in two recently published posters at SAWC Fall.

Dr. Lee highlights the efficacy of using a single patient, portable NPWT device over an advanced biomatrix and split thickness skin graft (STSG) in a single-stage procedure. Dr. Lee assesses the economic impact on total cost of therapy when using the single patient, portable NPWT device by avoiding a second operation and evaluating ease of transition from inpatient to outpatient status.


Positive clinical outcomes using a portable NPWT (pdf)

Single-stage biomatrix and skin graft under NPWT device (pdf)


1. Chief of Plastic Surgery & Director of Reconstructive Microsurgery, St. Mary's Medical Center (SMMC), San Francisco Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 

2. Nakyung Kim, MD; Gina Restani, ORT; Tina Lin, RN

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